So the University of Michigan has basically been a red carpet full of high-profile names in sports and entertainment since Jim Harbaugh was named the head coach and he was on the recruiting trail.
On Friday, it was revealed that there will be yet another big-name special guest present when Michigan opens up the 2016 at home against Hawaii. It’s just former NBA champion and apparel icon Michael Jordan, no big deal.
Per Harbaugh on @RichEisenShow, Michael Jordan will be Michigan's honorary captain on Sept. 3
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) July 15, 2016
Harbaugh apparently referred to Jordan as “His Airness” when speaking on the Rich Eisen Show. The announcement is prominent because Michigan will become the first football program to don the iconic Jumpman logo that Jordan is the silhouette for, on their uniforms. The switch becomes official on August 1.
The deal between the school and Nike was officially agreed upon back in late April, a contract that is just shy of $174 million and runs through the year 2027.